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NYT Exploits Own Iraq Death Toll Denial to Trash Venezuela

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

The NYT has exacerbated the harm of its denial about the Iraqi death toll by using its own failure to accurately report the death toll in Iraq as a benchmark for comparison to other human tragedies.

New York's Palliative Care Information Act: A Sea Change in End-of-Life Care

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Word came Sunday night from Compassion & Choices New York that Governor Paterson had signed our bill, the Palliative Care Information Act, (PCIA) ...

Calories and Health Care Reform?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Counting calories as part of health care reform--who knew? But apparently it's there on page 455. There will now be a national effort at posting calorie counts in chain restaurants.

Unlike Steroids, HGH Can Harm Without Helping

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

Many athletes are so determined to treat their bodies with substances that promise them competitive advantage, that they are easily duped by empty nostrums and medical charlatans.

China's Diabetes Problem: 1 In 10 Face Disease

AP | MARGIE MASON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After working overtime to catch up to life in the West, China now faces a whole new problem: the world's biggest diabetes epidemic. One in 10 Chinese...

Children Are Living Messages We Send to a Future We Will Not See!

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Our kids are fat and at risk of dying young now. We must change the way we think about nourishing our kids.

The Gardasil Vaccine -- Introduction to a Series

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

As the nation's attention is riveted on the discourse about health care reform, another debate is taking place around the Gardasil vaccine.

Why Common Foods May Hurt Your Health

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

There's a disease that American doctors are absolutely terrible at diagnosing. It's estimated that three million Americans have celiac disease, and only a small percentage of them know it.

If You Like Medical Bills, You'll Love These

Tom Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Sullivan

Medical insurance paperwork is universally recognized and universally loathed. It could serve as a potent symbol of everything wrong with America's dysfunctional, for-profit health insurance system.

Medical Scans Lead To High Doses Of Radiation For Some Patients, Study Finds

nytimes.com | ALEX BERENSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

At least four million Americans under age 65 are exposed to high doses of radiation each year from medical imaging tests, according to a new study in ...

For the Health of the Nation: Ensure a Public Option

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The last time the World Health Organization stacked up countries' health systems, the United States came in 37th, behind Chile, Morocco, Cyprus and even drug war-torn Colombia.

New England Journal of Medicine Reports Mental Health Epidemic Among Republican Governors

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

According to the study, the symptoms of the epidemic include "bizarre, uncontrollable behaviors" and "grandiose self-ideations," including an impulse to compare oneself to Biblical figures.

Just How Corrupted Has American Medicine Become?

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bruce E. Levine

Drug-company corruption of American medicine is of course not news. What is news is that such corruption has become so egregious, so transparent, and so embarrassing.

Cigarette Company Funded Lung Cancer Study

New York Times | Gardiner Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In October 2006, Dr. Claudia Henschke of Weill Cornell Medical College jolted the cancer world with a study saying that 80 percent of lung cancer deat...

FDA: Effectiveness Of Popular Antidepressants Exaggerated

Wall Street Journal | DAVID ARMSTRONG and KEITH J. WINSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The effectiveness of a dozen popular antidepressants has been exaggerated by selective publication of favorable results, according to a review of unpu...